Videos

'Just Before The Day Emds' from Funky Fusion Flute Flix Series

Video 5 /10 titled 'Just Before The Day Ends' from the 'Funky Fusion Flute Flix', a fabulous short flute improv series starting August 2022 and being released every three days with Grammy and Emmy winning musician and TJ Global Flute Ambassador @Jose Valentino When you give a brief to a musician, you usually need to supply them with an expected overview of the project, how much artistic freedom they have, how long or short, how many segments, who is the audience, what is the expected outcome… Early in 2022 the team at TJ flutes said to Grammy and Emmy winning musician José Valentino they wanted to do a project with him which was not like their usual musical adventures together. The brief to José… to create 10 x 60 secs videos of a brief musical moment in time. Simple eh? Not really! José was tasked with writing down 10 things that came to him at one specific moment. Each of these thoughts would then become the name of a track and would then represent the spontaneity of interpretation and freedom of that particular moment in time in which it was recorded. He then had to record the background 'vibe' for each track without knowing what the top line would be. When in the studio, José had to hold each of the ten thoughts in turn and let himself be free to just play over each track. No re-takes…just one-off moments! Artistic freedom was there and yet it was at the same time confined between boundaries of imposed time structures dictated by an external entity. Was each recorded moment actually going to deliver freedom of musical expression, or was the barriers of space within time going to impose creative limits? Withing the time structure, José was artistically free to spontaneously improvise knowing that each moment is always different to the moment before. Creating with freedom and understanding that every recording immediately becomes a reflection of an earlier moment. Why set a 60 second barrier? The audience. These videos are aimed at the transient and fast moving social media population. Those who expect their information, both auditory and visual to be contained with a brief message via their scrolling finger. Valid in that moment and consigned to the archive when the finger pushed upwards. @Jose Valentino Composer, performer and producer @Robert Acevedo Jr 🥑 Engineer and videographer Instrument : TJ 'Virtuoso' model with Grenadilla wood lip and crown.

'I'll Sing For You' from Funky Fusion Flute Flix Series

Video 4 /10 titled 'I'll Sing For You' from the 'Funky Fusion Flute Flix', a fabulous short flute improv series starting August 2022 and being released every three days with Grammy and Emmy winning musician and TJ Global Flute Ambassador @Jose Valentino made for social media. When you give a brief to a musician, you usually need to supply them with an expected overview of the project, how much artistic freedom they have, how long or short, how many segments, who is the audience, what is the expected outcome… Early in 2022 the team at TJ flutes said to Grammy and Emmy winning musician José Valentino they wanted to do a project with him which was not like their usual musical adventures together. The brief to José… to create 10 x 60 secs videos of a brief musical moment in time. Simple eh? Not really! José was tasked with writing down 10 things that came to him at one specific moment. Each of these thoughts would then become the name of a track and would then represent the spontaneity of interpretation and freedom of that particular moment in time in which it was recorded. He then had to record the background 'vibe' for each track without knowing what the top line would be. When in the studio, José had to hold each of the ten thoughts in turn and let himself be free to just play over each track. No re-takes…just one-off moments! Artistic freedom was there and yet it was at the same time confined between boundaries of imposed time structures dictated by an external entity. Was each recorded moment actually going to deliver freedom of musical expression, or was the barriers of space within time going to impose creative limits? Withing the time structure, José was artistically free to spontaneously improvise knowing that each moment is always different to the moment before. Creating with freedom and understanding that every recording immediately becomes a reflection of an earlier moment. Why set a 60 second barrier? The audience. These videos are aimed at the transient and fast moving social media population. Those who expect their information, both auditory and visual to be contained with a brief message via their scrolling finger. Valid in that moment and consigned to the archive when the finger pushed upwards. @Jose Valentino Composer, performer and producer @Robert Acevedo Jr 🥑 Engineer and videographer Instrument : TJ 'Virtuoso' model with Grenadilla wood lip and crown.

'Celestial Decree' from the Funky Fusion Flute Fox Series

Video 3 /10 titled 'Celestial Decree' ' from the 'Funky Fusion Flute Flix', a fabulous short flute improv series starting August 2022 and being released every three days with Grammy and Emmy winning musician and TJ Global Flute Ambassador @Jose Valentino When you give a brief to a musician, you usually need to supply them with an expected overview of the project, how much artistic freedom they have, how long or short, how many segments, who is the audience, what is the expected outcome… Early in 2022 the team at TJ flutes said to Grammy and Emmy winning musician José Valentino they wanted to do a project with him which was not like their usual musical adventures together. The brief to José… to create 10 x 60 secs videos of a brief musical moment in time. Simple eh? Not really! José was tasked with writing down 10 things that came to him at one specific moment. Each of these thoughts would then become the name of a track and would then represent the spontaneity of interpretation and freedom of that particular moment in time in which it was recorded. He then had to record the background 'vibe' for each track without knowing what the top line would be. When in the studio, José had to hold each of the ten thoughts in turn and let himself be free to just play over each track. No re-takes…just one-off moments! Artistic freedom was there and yet it was at the same time confined between boundaries of imposed time structures dictated by an external entity. Was each recorded moment actually going to deliver freedom of musical expression, or was the barriers of space within time going to impose creative limits? Withing the time structure, José was artistically free to spontaneously improvise knowing that each moment is always different to the moment before. Creating with freedom and understanding that every recording immediately becomes a reflection of an earlier moment. Why set a 60 second barrier? The audience. These videos are aimed at the transient and fast moving social media population. Those who expect their information, both auditory and visual to be contained with a brief message via their scrolling finger. Valid in that moment and consigned to the archive when the finger pushed upwards. @Jose Valentino Composer, performer and producer @Robert Acevedo Jr 🥑 Engineer and videographer Instrument : TJ 'Virtuoso' model with Grenadilla wood lip and crown.

'Born in 1987' from the Funky Fusion Flute Flix Series

Video 2 /10 titled 'Born in 1987 ' from the 'Funky Fusion Flute Flix', a fabulous short flute improv series starting August 2022 and being released every three days with Grammy and Emmy winning musician and TJ Global Flute Ambassador @Jose Valentino When you give a brief to a musician, you usually need to supply them with an expected overview of the project, how much artistic freedom they have, how long or short, how many segments, who is the audience, what is the expected outcome… Early in 2022 the team at TJ flutes said to Grammy and Emmy winning musician José Valentino they wanted to do a project with him which was not like their usual musical adventures together. The brief to José… to create 10 x 60 secs videos of a brief musical moment in time. Simple eh? Not really! José was tasked with writing down 10 things that came to him at one specific moment. Each of these thoughts would then become the name of a track and would then represent the spontaneity of interpretation and freedom of that particular moment in time in which it was recorded. He then had to record the background 'vibe' for each track without knowing what the top line would be. When in the studio, José had to hold each of the ten thoughts in turn and let himself be free to just play over each track. No re-takes…just one-off moments! Artistic freedom was there and yet it was at the same time confined between boundaries of imposed time structures dictated by an external entity. Was each recorded moment actually going to deliver freedom of musical expression, or was the barriers of space within time going to impose creative limits? Withing the time structure, José was artistically free to spontaneously improvise knowing that each moment is always different to the moment before. Creating with freedom and understanding that every recording immediately becomes a reflection of an earlier moment. Why set a 60 second barrier? The audience. These videos are aimed at the transient and fast moving social media population. Those who expect their information, both auditory and visual to be contained with a brief message via their scrolling finger. Valid in that moment and consigned to the archive when the finger pushed upwards. @Jose Valentino Composer, performer and producer @Robert Acevedo Jr 🥑 Engineer and videographer Instrument : TJ 'Virtuoso' model with Grenadilla wood lip and crown.

'7 Bowls' for Funky Fusion Flute Flix

Video 1 /10 called '7 Bowls' from the 'Funky Fusion Flute Flix',a fabulous new short flute improv series with Grammy and Emmy winning musician and TJ Global Flute Ambassador Jose Valentino . When you give a brief to a musician, you usually need to supply them with an expected overview of the project, how much artistic freedom they have, how long or short, how many segments, who is the audience, what is the expected outcome… Early in 2022 the team at TJ flutes said to Grammy and Emmy winning musician José Valentino they wanted to do a project with him which was not like their usual musical adventures together. The brief to José… to create 10 x 60 secs videos of a brief musical moment in time. Simple eh? Not really! José was tasked with writing down 10 things that came to him at one specific moment. Each of these thoughts would then become the name of a track and would then represent the spontaneity of interpretation and freedom of that particular moment in time in which it was recorded. He then had to record the background 'vibe' for each track without knowing what the top line would be. When in the studio, José had to hold each of the ten thoughts in turn and let himself be free to just play over each track. No re-takes…just one-off moments! Artistic freedom was there and yet it was at the same time confined between boundaries of imposed time structures dictated by an external entity. Was each recorded moment actually going to deliver freedom of musical expression, or was the barriers of space within time going to impose creative limits? Withing the time structure, José was artistically free to spontaneously improvise knowing that each moment is always different to the moment before. Creating with freedom and understanding that every recording immediately becomes a reflection of an earlier moment. Why set a 60 second barrier? The audience. These videos are aimed at the transient and fast moving social media population. Those who expect their information, both auditory and visual to be contained with a brief message via their scrolling finger. Valid in that moment and consigned to the archive when the finger pushed upwards.

Bloopers from the 'Funky Fusion Flute Flix' Series 2022

Some funny bloopers and flute frustrations during a 'live' recording session! 'Funky Fusion Flute Flix' is a fabulous new short flute improv series starting August 2022 with Grammy and Emmy winning musician and TJ Global Flute Ambassador José Valentino. When you give a brief to a musician, you usually need to supply them with an expected overview of the project, how much artistic freedom they have, how long or short, how many segments, who is the audience, what is the expected outcome… Early in 2022 the team at TJ flutes said to Grammy and Emmy winning musician José Valentino they wanted to do a project with him which was not like their usual musical adventures together. The brief to José… to create 10 x 60 secs videos of a brief musical moment in time. Simple eh? Not really! José was tasked with writing down 10 things that came to him at one specific moment. Each of these thoughts would then become the name of a track and would then represent the spontaneity of interpretation and freedom of that particular moment in time in which it was recorded. He then had to record the background 'vibe' for each track without knowing what the top line would be. When in the studio, José had to hold each of the ten thoughts in turn and let himself be free to just play over each track. No re-takes…just one-off moments! Artistic freedom was there and yet it was at the same time confined between boundaries of imposed time structures dictated by an external entity. Was each recorded moment actually going to deliver freedom of musical expression, or was the barriers of space within time going to impose creative limits? Withing the time structure, José was artistically free to spontaneously improvise knowing that each moment is always different to the moment before. Creating with freedom and understanding that every recording immediately becomes a reflection of an earlier moment. Why set a 60 second barrier? The audience. These videos are aimed at the transient and fast moving social media population. Those who expect their information, both auditory and visual to be contained with a brief message via their scrolling finger. Valid in that moment and consigned to the archive when the finger pushed upwards.

'Scherzo' from 'A midsummer Night's Dream' played by Barry Griffiths

'Scherzo' from 'A midsummer Night's Dream' Felix Mendelssohn - Bartholdy Arr. for flute quintet by Gudrun Hinze and performed on a full set of TJ flutes and piccolo by the fabulous Barry Griffiths

'Notturno' - A Midsummer Nights Dream by Felix Mendelssohn- Bartholdi

Played on a full set of TJ flutes, here's the fabulous Barry Griffiths on the TJ Copper body C flute, TJ Copper body alto flute, TJ handmade bass flute.

This is what the TJ copper 'C' flute sounds like!

This beautiful flute has a tube made of 85% copper and has a thin clear lacquer baked over the top to keep the appearance shiny. In addition it has a 958 silver TJ 'Voce' lip and riser

This is what the TJ copper body alto flute sounds like!

Canon in D (but in this instance in A) by Johann Pachelbel. Transcribed and arranged for flute quartet by Steven Tung. Performed by Barry Griffiths

'Hedwigs Theme' played on full set of TJ instruments

Played by Barry Griffiths. Instruments used : TJ 'Rosewood' piccolo - Prototype copper body TJ C flute, TJ copper body alto and a TJ handmade bass.

Claire de Lune by Claude Debussy arr. for flute quintet by David Bussick

Performed by Barry Griffiths on the TJ copper body C flute

'Baby Elephant Walk' by Henry Mancini. Arr. Barry Griffiths

Performed on a full set of TJ instruments by Barry Griffiths, we love this wonderful arrangement. Played on TJ 'Rosewood' piccolo - TJ copper body C flute, TJ copper body alto and a TJ handmade bass.

Micro flute lesson - Introduction to flute playing

Introduction to the series of flute playing lessons by Bill Dowdall - Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in Dublin

Micro flute lesson - Flute warm ups

8 minute flute warm up with Bill Dowdall - Flute Professor at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin

Micro flute lesson 1 - 'Breathing'

4 mins Micro Flute Lesson #1 on 'Breathing' for the flute player by Bill Dowdall - Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in Dublin

Micro flute lesson 2 - Tone Development

5 mins Micro Flute lesson 2 is on developing your tone with Bill Dowdall - Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in Dublin

Micro flute lesson 3 - Multiphonics

4 mins micro flute lesson 3 on Multiphonics with Bill Dowdall Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in Dublin

Micro flute lesson 4 - Singing & Playing together

3 min micro flute lesson 4 on the process of singing and playing at the same time with Bill Dowdall Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in Dublin

Micro flute lesson 5 - playing 'Legato'

4 mins micro flute lesson on playing 'Legato' with Bill Dowdall Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in Dublin

Micro flute lesson 6 - Tonguing on the flute

8 mins micro flute lesson on the subject of tonguing by Bill Dowdall Flute Professor of the Royal Academy of Music in Dublin

Micro flute lesson 7 - Flutter Tonguing

2 min micro flute lesson on how to flutter tongue with Bill Dowdall Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in Dublin

Micro flute lesson 8 - Finger technique

5 min micro flute lesson on finger technique for the flute player with Bill Dowdall Professor of flute at the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin

Micro flute lesson 9 - Vibrato part 1

6 mins micro flute lesson part 1 on 'Vibrato' for flute players with Bill Dowdall Flute Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in Dublin

Micro flute lesson 10 - Vibrato pt 2

4 mins micro flute lesson part 2 on 'Vibrato' by Bill Dowdall Professor of Flute at the Royal Academy of Music in Dublin

"How to circular breath on the flute"

Here's a short video tutorial on how to circular breath on the flute by the wonderfully talented and lovely guy that is Giovanni Perez. The key here is to take your time and practice slowly. Giovanni is a Trevor James International flute artist. For more information on Giovanni then www.giovanniperezflute.com

"Those Haagen Dazs man!!"

TJ Global flute artists Grammy and Emmy winning musician José Valentino with his wonderful buddy (also Grammy nominated) Giovanni Perez just wandering outside the Minneapolis Convention Centre (as you do 😂) with their flutes

Clare Southworth plays and talks about the Trevor James 10x starter flute

Musician, flute player, soloist, author and Professor of Flute Clare Southworth talks about the TJ10x flute and why she believes it's the best 'Starter Flute in the world!

This is what the black TJ alto can do!

José Valentino plays different styles on his black TJ alto.

Elsa plays and talks about the TJ bass flute

NY based Swedish musician Elsa Nilsson talks about her beloved TJ bass flute!

Elsa talks and plays on the TJ alto

The fabulous Elsa Nilsson talks about, and plays her beloved alto flute.

'Dance Your Flute Off' - Original

The original and hugely popular 'DYFO' at the NFA with José Valentino and Giovanni Perez!

'Dance your Flute Off 2.0' at the NFA 2018

Due to demand, DFYO 2.0 returned a year later!

'My World and a Half' for Alto flute and guitar

"My World and a Half" brings us to Week 9 of the 'Acoustic Sessions' Season by Jose Valentino and Eduardo Gualo Jaramillo. Composed by Gualo, this gentle and very personal composition to both artists, reintroduces the mellow tones of the TJ black alto flute to gently combine with the acoustic guitar and voice. Enjoy! We love our social media - Join with the thousands of fellow flute players at YouTube: TrevorJames flute ...Facebook: Trevor James flutes ...Instagram: @tjflutes ...Twitter: @flute ...www.josevalentino.com www.gualomusic.com Video production by www.mvprods.com

'Proclamation' improvisation for alto flute and guitar

In the 6th Video of this 'Acoustic Sessions' season, multi-award winning and Latin Grammy nominees Jose Valentino (flute) and Gualo (Guitar) simply said "roll the camera and we'll see where the magic takes us". 'Improvisation #1 : Proclamation" is sum of all the parts. Don’t forget to visit and ‘Like’ our YouTube flute page @TrevorJames flute We love our social media - Join with the thousands of fellow flute players at Facebook: Trevor James flutes ...Instagram: @tjflutes ...Twitter: @flute www.josevalentino.com www.gualomusic.com Video production by www.mvprods.com

'All Things Are Possible' for flute and guitar

"All Things Are Possible" is the fifth in the 'Acoustic Sessions' season from Latin Grammy nominated artists Jose Valentino on flute and Gualo on guitar. Written by Jose, this is a beautifully gentle and yet uplifting flute and guitar number to simply sit back and enjoy. Don’t forget to visit and ‘Like’ our YouTube flute page @TrevorJames flute. We love our social media - Join with the thousands of fellow flute players at Facebook: Trevor James flutes ...Instagram: @tjflutes ...Twitter: @flute ...www.josevalentino.com ...www.gualomusic.com Video production by www.mvprods.com

'Kano Katani-Bambelela' for flute and guitar

"Kono Katani-Bambelela" - The 8th video of this 'Acoustic Sessions' season by Jose Valentino and Eduardo Gualo Jaramillo is a beautiful mix of flute, guitar and vocals. This is an uplifting and yet a gentle improvisation from two wonderfully talented award winning musicians. Don’t forget to visit and ‘Like’ our YouTube flute page @TrevorJames flute. We love our social media - Join with the thousands of fellow flute players at Facebook: Trevor James flutes ...Instagram: @tjflutes ...Twitter: @flute ...www.josevalentino.com ...www.gualomusic.com Video production by www.mvprods.com

"You Don't Get This EveryDay"

Latin Grammy nominated musicians José Valentino (flute) and Gualo (guitar) perform "You Don't Get This EveryDay". from their 2016 Acoustic Sessions recordings. Don’t forget to visit and ‘Like’ our YouTube flute page @TrevorJames flute. We love our social media - Join with the thousands of fellow flute players at Facebook: Trevor James flutes ...Instagram: @tjflutes ...Twitter: @flute ...www.josevalentino.com ...www.gualomusic.com Video production by www.mvprods.com

'It's my Promise' for flute and guitar

The fourth in the 'Acoustic Sessions' Season of videos with the multi-award winning and Latin Grammy nominated musicians Jose Valentino (flute) and Gualo (guitar). Jose is playing on a Trevor James 'Virtuoso' flute with wooden lip. Don’t forget to visit and ‘Like’ our YouTube flute page @TrevorJames flute. We love our social media - Join with the thousands of fellow flute players at Facebook: Trevor James flutes ...Instagram: @tjflutes ...Twitter: @flute ...www.josevalentino.com ...www.gualomusic.com Video production by www.mvprods.com

'Love Has To Do With It' flute and guitar

In the words of multi-award winning and Latin Grammy nominated Jose Valentino, "These videos capture the passion exuded through the music of two brothers, filled with passionate, emotional performances, and pure fun utilizing the simplicity of the flute and guitar in unorthodox fashions. Gualo and I thoroughly hope you enjoy the 'Acoustic Sessions' video performances that will be released starting May 3rd 2016. Don’t forget to visit and ‘Like’ our YouTube flute page @TrevorJames flute We love our social media - Join with the thousands of fellow flute players at ...Facebook: Trevor James flutes ...Instagram: @tjflutes ...Twitter: @flute ...www.josevalentino.com ...www.gualomusic.com Video production by www.mvprods.com

"Funky Country Boy" - flute & guitar

"Funky County Boy" is the 10th in the 'Acoustic Sessions' Season by Jose Valentino and Gualo. This improvisation introduces you to the musical verstalitlity of these multi-award winning and Latin Grammy nominated musicians. In this video TJ flute artist José unusually mixes playing bass guitar and flute in the same piece (and at one point at the same time!) with Gualo on the acoustic guitar and vocal percussion. Enjoy! Don’t forget to visit and ‘Like’ our YouTube flute page @TrevorJames flute We love our social media - Join with the thousands of fellow flute players at Facebook: Trevor James flutes ...Instagram: @tjflutes ...Twitter: @flute ...www.josevalentino.com ...www.gualomusic.com Video production by www.mvprods.com

"Kiss You For Hours" - flute and guitar

"Kiss You For Hours" is the 11th in the 'Acoustic Sessions' Season by Jose Valentino and Eduardo Gualo Jaramillo. This very catchy number by multi-award winning and Latin Grammy nominated artists José and Gualo demonstrates the fluidity and seamless blend between the flute, vocals and acoustic guitar. Enjoy! Don’t forget to visit and ‘Like’ our YouTube flute page @TrevorJames flute We love our social media - Join with the thousands of fellow flute players at Facebook: Trevor James flutes ...Instagram: @tjflutes ...Twitter: @flute ...www.josevalentino.com ...www.gualomusic.com Video production by www.mvprods.com

Alto flute styles

The alto flute is a beautiful instrument which deserves more of a 'shout out'. In this video, Jose Valentino looks at the various different styles in which he likes to use his alto. Don’t forget to visit and ‘Like’ our YouTube flute page @TrevorJames flute. We love our social media - Join with the thousands of fellow flute players at Facebook: Trevor James flutes ...Instagram: @tjflutes ...Twitter: @flute ...www.josevalentino.com ...www.gualomusic.com Video production by www.mvprods.com